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Chief Operating Officer – York Realty


York Realty currently owns and manages over 5 million square feet, the majority being concentrated in Edmonton but with various holdings throughout Western Canada.  York’s assets range from office buildings to retail space to industrial facilities to raw land.  As shown by York’s exemplary growth over the past 25 years, the focus has been on providing the highest level of client-focused service and commitment to our tenants.  By concentrating on Redevelopment of under-performing real estate, Joint Ventures, and Build-To-Suit facilities, York Realty has the assets, flexibility and mobility to cater to every business’ requirements.

We pride ourselves on the management of our assets and aspire to continue to impress existing and future clients.



  • Challenge the Status Quo
    • Be tenacious
    • Have commitment
    • Will your way to success
    • Invent solutions
  • Respond Quickly
    • Be empowered
    • Make decisions
    • Outwork the competition
    • Return calls
  • Do what you say
    • Always improve your professionalism
    • Follow-through on promises
    • Always strive for self-improvement at and at home
  • Do the right thing for our tenants
    • Uphold & Improve York’s reputation
    • Invest in sustainability
    • Respect relationships




  • By being easy to work wit
  • By keeping our word
  • By not accepting the status quo


  • To prove to ourselves that we can surpass expectations


 By 2030, we will be the largest landlord, by square footage, in Western Canada.  Our Real Estate will be best in its’ class.  We will be the path of least resistance for brokers and tenants leasing space.

For more information please visit our website at



Job Title: Chief Operating Officer

Reports to: President

Direct Reports: 3

Indirect Reports: 10

Location: Edmonton, AB



The focus of this job is on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic goals. Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions, is the key to achieving the performance objectives of this job. Because environmental and organizational conditions change rapidly, the work involves innovation and creativity in generating ideas for quick response. Decision- making is focused on implementing practical, timely solutions.

The job requires getting things done quickly and handling a variety of activities. Self-assurance, and the confidence to purposely drive toward results while constantly problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential. A leadership style that is firm and goal oriented, and yet motivates, trains, and engages others in an enthusiastic way is important. The emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups requires an outgoing, poised and persuasive communication style.

Because the pace of the work is faster than average, the ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions is critical.

The scope of the job may require effective delegation to proven people. Especially routine and repetitive details should be delegated but with responsibility for follow up and accountability for timely results.

While the job requires the ability to act independently, a sense of urgency and the confidence to handle a variety of challenges, a full commitment to the success of the business and high standards of achievement are expected in this position. The emphasis is on results, and effective systems that achieve results through and with people, rather than on the details of implementation.

The job environment is flexible, constantly changing and provides growth opportunity, recognition and reward for the achievement of business results.



The position will include the following responsibilities:

Pace and Variety of Activities

  • Sense of urgency for goal achievement
  • Varied activities
  • Multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Multi-tasking
  • Fast-paced environment


  • Results focus
  • Idea generation, innovative and creative problem solving
  • Rapport and relationship building focused on achieving results
  • Engage commitment of others


  • Problem solving orientation
  • Risk taking
  • Action-oriented and somewhat collaborative decision-making
  • Quick decision making in response to changing conditions

Communication and Collaboration

  • Extroverted, confident, enthusiastic, persuasive
  • Influences, stimulates others to action
  • Collaboration focused on results

Delegation and Leadership Style

  • Authoritative leadership based on generalist expertise, knowledge of systems
  • Directive leadership to assure business results are achieved
  • Delegation of details as necessary, with follow up on timeliness and quality
  • Accountability for results



Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Implement a vision of being the path of least resistance for our tenants leasing space;
  • Forge strong and collaborative relationships with the Executive Team; and
  • Build a strong, cohesive team that is supporting the company’s strategies and growth plans.




  • Post-Secondary Diploma and/or Degree in Business Administration an asset.


  • Experience working in a customer service oriented business which is fast pace and requires immediate judgement calls;
  • Excellent consensus and team-building skills with demonstrated expertise in building and enhancing relationships with a diverse group of individuals;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as active listening skills; is able to communicate complex issues in a simple and understandable manner;
  • Inspiring leader who encourages others to a shared organizational vision of excellence;
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner; maintains an individual’s dignity and respect during conversations; leads by example;
  • Exceptional organizational abilities, sound judgment, common sense, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and diplomacy;
  • Experience with integrating multiple business lines into a unified customer experience.



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
ASVN-857777 Chief Operating Officer – York Realty - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.